Different Names for Bullying

The is the story of a Lakota man named Steven Gray who joined the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Like many others who oppose the pipeline’s construction, Gray wishes to defend the water source for his community and the integrity of sacred site. But Gray’s involvement in the fight includes a more subtle reason: after loosing a son to suicide as a consequence of bullying, Gray has resolved to fight all forms of bullying and oppression. The disregard for the sovereignty of Native people in light of the pipeline dispute became for Gray a source of personal struggle.

  • Marco Poggio
  • Marco Poggio
  • Marco Poggio
  • Steven Gray
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 17, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • CUNY Film Festival
    New York, NY
    United States
    April 28, 2017
    North American Premiere
    Best Current Events Movie
  • Telling Tales International Film and Audio Documentary Festival
    United Kingdom
    June 24, 2017
    United Kingdom Premiere
    Best International Student Film
  • North Carolina Family Film Festival
    Murfreesboro, NC
    United States
    October 8, 2017
    Best Documentary Short
  • Dublin Doc Fest
    November 11, 2017
    European Premiere
Director Biography - Marco Poggio

Marco Poggio is a freelance multimedia journalist based in New York City. His work appeared on publications such as New York Daily News, San Antonio Express-News, Gotham Gazette, Gothamist, City&State, Solitary Watch and others. For the last 15 months, Poggio has collaborated to the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, an online publication focusing on juvenile criminal justice.

In the summer of 2016, Poggio traveled to Louisiana to cover the popular mobilization following the killing of Baton Rouge resident Alton Sterling at the hand of the Baton Rouge Police Department. Poggio filmed and edited a short documentary, titled “Protest Protocol,” first published by the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange. Parts of the documentary were featured on BBC documentary “Bob and Roberta’s Excellent Protest Adventure.”

In the fall of 2016, Poggio went to North Dakota and South Dakota to cover the resistance against the Dakota Access Pipeline. The material he filmed there became part of his documentary “Different Names for Bullying,” first screened at City University of New York School of Journalism in December 2016. Poggio is a recent graduate of the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism, where he learned the basics of filmmaking and video storytelling.

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